Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/02/14 at 12:52 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
The New York Rangers will write quite the story if they can capture their first Stanley Cup in 20 years.
Because unless you're been living under an Eastern rock this past year, you know that the Los Angeles Kings are favorites, surviving the journey in the much deeper Western Conference -- aka Big Boy hockey.
The Kings beat San Jose, Anaheim and Chicago to get here, three of the top seven teams in the NHL's overall standings this year.
This is not to disrespect the Rangers at all, they beat the teams they were handed, but those teams don't compare to the A-listers L.A. had to go through.
But where the Rangers may have an edge is that they've been sitting at home waiting for the Western Conference finals to end, getting an extra three days rest, as the Kings failed to close things out in Game 6 at home and had to travel to Chicago and pull out a thrilling Game overtime 7 win.
Where is L.A.'s energy level now? They've played the maximum seven games all three rounds to get here, all three series physically demanding.
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